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Scheme proposed to create house of multiple occupancy

PUBLISHED: 17:06 04 March 2019 | UPDATED: 17:06 04 March 2019

Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft, where plans have been submitted to turn a six-bedroom house in Lowestoft into a HMO property. Picture: Google Images

Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft, where plans have been submitted to turn a six-bedroom house in Lowestoft into a HMO property. Picture: Google Images

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A residential home could be turned into a house of multiple occupancy (HMO), provided plans get the go-ahead.

The change of use application to turn a six-bedroom house in Lowestoft into the HMO property was lodged with Waveney District Council last week.

A design and access statement submitted by Waldorf Farrow Ltd, on behalf of Mr Patel at Acacia Ltd, seeks to change the residential house off Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft into a house of multiple occupancy.

It states: “The property currently has six bedrooms and these will all be retained.

“No internal layout alterations are proposed. The client would like to change the property to an HMO to work in conjunction with the assisted living housing development which forms part of the site of The Dell care home that he owns which is located at 45 Cotmer Road which is 0.3 miles from the property.

“The plan for the HMO is that as residents become more able to live without 24-7 supervision they can move into 103 Westwood Avenue to experience a more

independent way of living.

“The property will be monitored by care staff and procedures will be put in place should any of the residents need assistance at any point.”

With the site located off Westwood Avenue in Lowestoft, and the house “set back from the road and accessed by a private driveway,” according to the applicants, the proposal is currently “awaiting decision”.

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